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EA First was born out of an ethos to make a difference that sets us out from the crowd. With many years of recruitment experience, a proven track record for valuing relationships, we stand ready to demonstrate something different.

Whether you are looking to recruit into your team, or searching for opportunities for yourself, our Expert Advisers are here to support you in opening those doors.

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Matthew Marshall
Matthew Marshall

Director

For me it’s about listening and understanding the needs of my clients, and then managing the process to ensure they get the best possible candidate...

Damian Bicknell
Damian Bicknell

Managing Consultant

​Following a successful part of my career, with a global staffing and recruitment organisation, I am now very excited to bring my determination and...

Lucy Warwick
Lucy Warwick

Business Manager

Over the last three years I have specialised in Senior Interim Finance recruitment, most recently the newly qualified permanent market. I have had ...

Chris Sims
Chris Sims

Senior Business Manager

​Dedicated to delivering the brightest and most talented Marketing, Digital, Creative, PR and Account Handling candidates in the marketplace across...

Lauren Ramsey
Lauren Ramsey

Senior Business Manager

​Following a successful three and a half years working for a global organisation, I am now very much looking forward to bringing my knowledge and e...

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Meet the Team

Feel free to read the profiles of some of the most experienced recruitment operators in the market, and why we chose to work for EA First. Whether you need advice on how best to sell your CV, or what roles and paths to consider, our Advisors stand ready to support you.  

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Finance
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Human Resources
Marketing
Marketing
Sales
Sales
Information Technology
Information Technology
Technical
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Executive Search
Executive Search
Finance
Finance

Within Finance recruitment we can provide permanent and interim solutions across all sectors and industries ranging from Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and many others.Candidates and clients have a plethora of choices of who they partner with, but we can proudly boast the experience of some of the most successful finance recruiters in the market, who can ensure a tailored approach, bu...

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Featured Vacancies

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Payroll Specialist

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 1 day ago

EA First are working with a top 100 Regional Firm of Chartered Accountants who have a newly created Payroll...

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Group Financial Controller

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 1 day ago

Working for one of the most dynamic and successful CFO's that Cambridge has to offer, I offer a rare opport...

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Group Financial Reporting Manager

£55000 - £65000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 1 day ago

Working exclusively with a Cambridge based business, this Group Financial Reporting Manager role offers an ...

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Resourcing Manager

£45000 - £60000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 7 days ago

Resourcing Manager Reporting to the HR Director Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package Objec...

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Tax Director

£70000 - £100000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 7 days ago

A well-established, entrepreneurial firm based in the heart of Cambridge are looking appoint a Senior Tax S...

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System Accountant

Negotiable

Temporary

Posted 10 days ago

A 3-6 month interim opportunity for a Interim System Accountant to work in a highly regarded business based...

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Payroll Supervisor

£30000 - £50000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

EA First are partnering with a global top 20 Accountancy Firm who are looking to recruit a Payroll Supervis...

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Senior Reporting Manager

Negotiable

Temporary

Posted 14 days ago

I'm currently looking to recruit an Interim Senior Reporting Manager for a well known Cambridge Brand. They...

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Testimonials

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Having known the management team of EA First for several years I have been impressed that they truly believe in building a long term working relationship. The first year of working with them resulted in several successful hires which has been followed up over the last 2 years with regular professional contact received whilst I was not recruiting which has also impressed me. Happy to recommend!





Julia Phillips, Finance Director - ARM

I've known Dave for about 8 years now which is some going given how often you see recruiters come and go. What stands out about David is his commitment to a working relationship that might not pay out for many years, as was the case with me! Very friendly, down to earth and easy to engage with. He still keeps in touch like clockwork which is a testament to his character. 

Peter Mullins, Director -

You know what you get with these guys and that’s a dedication to providing an above average service. They care, they listen, they go the extra mile and they find very good candidates! Never feels like they are selling to me and I feel confident they will give me honest feedback and advice. Would happily recommend.

Sam Bowker, Head of Recruitment - Wellcome Sanger Institute

I had a short term IT contract that I needed support with and needed to move quickly. Whilst the role wasn’t complex, the challenge was finding the quality of candidate I wanted for such a short assignment. I worked with Matt and it was a good, slick and successful process. His network and relationships are clearly strong as he found the candidate I needed and clearly sold the opportunity in the right way to help that person see past the short-term nature of the role.

Peter Jackson, MD - Stafford House - CEG

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